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Call your Senators today about the EVV delay bill!

Ask your Senators to support an EVV delay bill NOW! 

A bill delaying Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for a year is likely to move in the Senate as early as this week.  Contact your Senators today and ask for a vote to pass S.2897

Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) is a tracking system that requires electronic verification of when a person receives Medicaid-funded personal care or home health services. 

EVV has the potential to invade the privacy of people with disabilities, limit their independence and community access, and lead to cuts in services.

A delay is an important first step and will give advocates more time to work with Congress, CMS, and the states to address the significant concerns with EVV and its potential impact on people with disabilities. 

A bill already passed in the House, now we need the Senate to move on it.

 

Action:
 
Please contact your Senators today and ask for a vote to pass S.2897!  The Senate can give S.2897 a fast vote if Senate leadership calls for it. Please ask your Senators to tell Senate leadership to bring S.2897 to a unanimous consent vote to delay EVV.
 
Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or (202) 224-3091 (TTY) and ask to be connected to your Senators.  Ask your House Member to pass an at-least-one-year delay for implementation of EVV. 
 
You can also write to your Senator.
 
Message to Senators:
 
Please support a delay to Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) implementation. Tell Senate leadership to bring S.2897 to a unanimous consent vote to delay EVV.
 
Too much is at stake to rush the process: the independence, privacy and quality of life of people with disabilities who rely on these services, as well as the stability of disability supports and services. 

· There has been little stakeholder input, despite EVV affecting personal aspects of peoples' lives.

· EVV will impact the privacy and independence of people receiving services, as well as the workforce that delivers those services-but the extent of these impacts remains unclear.  A delay will give us more time to address problems.


To learn more about EVV.
 
To learn more on EVV bills.